is an important and sacred journey where pilgrims and tourists can find the real meaning of nirvana, the ultimate release of Lord Buddha’s soul. That release in Buddhist beliefs can be interpreted as a state beyond sorrows or state of freedom from cyclic rebirths.
Here at Kushinagar, Lord Buddha passed away and even got cremated at the Muktabandhana or Rambhar Stupa. The Mahaparinirvana Temple where Lord Buddha’s statue in reclining form is placed symbolizes his nirvana. The stupas, temples and monasteries form an important part of Kushinagar Tour.
Kushinagar also is revered as the place where Buddha gave his last sermon, Mahaparinibbana Sutta where he enlisted importance of four fold pilgrimage featuring Lumbini, Bodhgaya, Sarnath and Kushinagar for an inspiring pilgrimage.Location
Kushinagar is located towards 53 km west of Gorakhpur of Uttar Pradesh, in the North India.AttractionsNirvana Stupa and Temple
- This brick work stupa excavated by Carlyle in 1867 stands at a height of 2.74 meter. The archaeological work on this area unearthed a copper vessel and a Brahmi inscription testifying the fact that Buddha’s mortal relics were buried inside the stupa. Ramabhar Stupa
- About 1.5 km away from Mahaparinirvana Temple, this 49 ft. long Mukut-Bandhan or Ramabhar stupa marks the site where Lord Buddha was cremated. Mahaparinirvana temple
- This temple is an excellent memoir of Lord Buddha’s ultimate nirvana or release of soul from cyclic births. The 6.10 meter long statue of the reclining Buddha on the right side is also a revered attraction of Kushinagar Tour. Carved out of Chunar sandstone, the statue represents the dying Buddha reclining on his right side.
Wat Thai temple
– Based on the Thai architecture, Wat Thai Temple was built to commemorate the victory of King Bhumibol’s accession of the throne of Thailand. This temple is also famous as a forest monastery for the extensive presence of trees and plants.
Besides this, Wat Thai Temple complex has close proximity to the Chinese temple, the Meditation Park and an International Buddha trust, and the Birla temple adding charm to the Kushinagar Tour.Excursions Tour from Kushinagar
Gorakhpur - Gorakhpur is an important Hindu destination famous for Gorakhnath temple, Vishnu temple, Gita Vatika, Gita Press and Arogya Mandir. Besides, there are important institutions of other religions such as Imambara of Islam.
This immensely important Buddhist Pilgrimage, Lumbini in Nepal marks the birthplace of Lord Buddha. It is closely located at a distance of 122 km from Gorakhpur.
How to get there in KushinagarAir -
Gorakhpur in Uttar Pradesh is the nearest airport located at a distance of 44 km from Kushinagar.Rail -
The nearest railway station to Kushinagar is also located in Gorakhpur, which is linked to important railway stations.
The national highway no. 28 links Kushinagar with the other important destinations of Uttar Pradesh.